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Some Wittgensteinian Reservationas About Neuroeconomics, Greg Hill 2010 SelectedWorks

Some Wittgensteinian Reservationas About Neuroeconomics, Greg Hill

Greg Hill

Abstract: In Economic Theory and Cognitive Science, Don Ross proposes a radical reconstruction of neoclassical economics, retaining its rational-choice framework while substituting neural networks and other “mechanisms” for people as the prototypical decision-making agents. This essay describes some of the difficulties that arise when concepts belonging to what Wittgenstein called the human “form of life” are invoked to explain the behavior of such sub-personal “agents” as parts of the brain. The result is a misbegotten conception of “agency” and a “cyborg economics” the subject matter of which bears little relation to what economists and ordinary people mean by “making a …


The Politic 2010 Winter, The Politic, Inc. 2010 Yale University

The Politic 2010 Winter, The Politic, Inc.

The Politic

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Finding A Place For Race At The Policy Table: Broadening The Indigenous Education Discourse In Canada, Tracy L. Friedel 2010 Western University

Finding A Place For Race At The Policy Table: Broadening The Indigenous Education Discourse In Canada, Tracy L. Friedel

Aboriginal Policy Research Consortium International (APRCi)

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Drilldown On African American Male Unemployment And Workforce Needs, John Pawasarat 2010 University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

Drilldown On African American Male Unemployment And Workforce Needs, John Pawasarat

ETI Publications

The American Community Survey conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau has become a primary federal source of demographics on the unemployed population by age, race, sex, education levels, and disabilities and offers a valuable tool for workforce planning. This report for the Milwaukee Area Workforce Investment Board examines the employment of African American males in Milwaukee County and presents unemployment rates among African American males by geography and age. The ACS offers useful benchmark data on the African American male population, particularly when combined with institutional data sources, including the income maintenance files of FoodShare and BadgerCare Plus enrollees, the …


Analysis Of Affirmative Action Plans Adopted By Milwaukee Area Joint Apprenticeship Committees, Lois M. Quinn 2010 University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

Analysis Of Affirmative Action Plans Adopted By Milwaukee Area Joint Apprenticeship Committees, Lois M. Quinn

ETI Publications

In 2006 and 2010, the state Bureau of Apprenticeship Standards provided copies of the affirmative action plans adopted by Milwaukee area local joint apprenticeship committees (JACs) in response to an open records law request from the NAACP Milwaukee Branch. This paper examines the documents provided to the NAACP in light of standards established by federal and state regulations governing construction trade apprenticeship programs. A brief summary is also included of the federal code of regulations (29 CFR 30) and the Wisconsin Administrative Code (DWD 296) governing affirmative action requirements for apprenticeship sponsors.


Working Paper On Poverty And The Recession, Lois M. Quinn 2010 University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

Working Paper On Poverty And The Recession, Lois M. Quinn

ETI Publications

This working paper analyzes recently released estimates of poverty and economic conditions data from the U.S. Census Bureau 2009 American Community Survey. These data are used along with local and state administrative data files to help residents and public officials address concerns related to poverty, employment and education for residents of Milwaukee and the state. Poverty is a most serious statewide problem with 1 out of 8 Wisconsin residents living in poverty, according to the 2009 ACS. In Milwaukee 1 in 4 residents was living in poverty in the 12 months prior to the ACS survey. In Racine, Eau Claire …


Losing Ground: 2010 Report Card On Apprentices In The Construction Trades, Lois M. Quinn 2010 University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

Losing Ground: 2010 Report Card On Apprentices In The Construction Trades, Lois M. Quinn

ETI Publications

This report provides racial/ethnicity and gender data on apprentices by construction trade joint apprenticeship committee, as of January 2010, based on data provided to the NAACP – Milwaukee Branch by the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development Bureau of Apprenticeship Standards. The hiring patterns of 16 union joint apprenticeship committees serving the Milwaukee area are analyzed and report cards provided for 341 contractors with apprentices. A second analysis examines the hiring patterns of 102 nonunion contractors with apprentices. This is the third report prepared by the NAACP and ETI to track hiring and training of apprentices in the construction trades. Construction …


They Built Our Community: Relief Work During The Great Depression, Lois M. Quinn 2010 University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

They Built Our Community: Relief Work During The Great Depression, Lois M. Quinn

ETI Publications

This booklet describes a number of work relief projects operating in Milwaukee County in the 1930s with lasting positive impacts on the county. Highlights include construction of the Village of Greendale by the WPA and Resettlement Authority, support for health department inoculations of children, introduction of hot lunch programs for rural school children, construction of the Milwaukee water filtration plant, toy loan projects, and development of one of the finest park systems in the nation.


Drilldown On Laid-Off Workers In Milwaukee County Receiving Unemployment Insurance, John Pawasarat 2010 University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

Drilldown On Laid-Off Workers In Milwaukee County Receiving Unemployment Insurance, John Pawasarat

ETI Publications

To assist the Milwaukee Area Workforce Investment Board, the Employment and Training Institute examined the demographics and employment history of 48,131 workers in Milwaukee County receiving federal unemployment insurance (UI) in 2nd Quarter of 2009. Five quarters of wages were examined for these workers. The workers included a number of difficult-to-serve populations (unduplicated counts): 7,232 were ex-offenders in the Department of Corrections system; 5,240 were or had been W-2 clients; 2,097 other single parents who had received Wisconsin Shares childcare subsidies; and 3,971 were other parents (with school-age children) on other public assistance (FoodShare, BadgerCare Plus).


Fusion Project Evaluation (2009-2010), Teri Perkins, Nancy Shank 2010 University of Nebraska Public Policy Center

Fusion Project Evaluation (2009-2010), Teri Perkins, Nancy Shank

Publications of the University of Nebraska Public Policy Center

Begun in 2006, the Fusion Project connects new refugees and their communities with local community resources in Lincoln, Nebraska. One of three goals of the Fusion Project is equipping Lincoln’s mainstream community to work with four refugee communities: African, Asian, Eastern European, and Middle Eastern. The University of Nebraska Public Policy Center evaluated the Fusion Project with respect to this goal using the information gathered through two facilitated focus groups. Representatives of local agencies and attendees at Fusion educational events were invited to attend the groups... Responses from the eleven participants were compiled and analyzed to identify major themes. The …


The Nebraska Minority Justice Committee Progress Report 2010, 2010 University of Nebraska - Lincoln

The Nebraska Minority Justice Committee Progress Report 2010

Publications of the University of Nebraska Public Policy Center

The Nebraska Minority Justice Committee (MJC) is a unique statewide collaboration that works to develop and implement just and sustainable policy reforms that will not only improve the system of justice but will also strengthen public trust and confidence in our laws and court system. The Committee is a joint effort of the Nebraska State Bar Association and the Nebraska Supreme Court, appointed by the Supreme Court in May of 2003 in response to a Task Force’s two-year investigation of racial and ethnic fairness in Nebraska’s court system.

The mission of the Committee is to achieve three primary aims:

• …


2010 Nebraska State Suicide Prevention Summit Final Report, 2010 University of Nebraska - Lincoln

2010 Nebraska State Suicide Prevention Summit Final Report

Publications of the University of Nebraska Public Policy Center

The Nebraska State Suicide Prevention Coalition convened the Suicide Prevention Summit on Friday, January 29th, 2010. The event was hosted by BryanLGH West in Lincoln, and 24 sites across the state participated via videocast through the Nebraska Statewide Telehealth Network. The goal of the event was to provide an overview of suicide as a public health concern in Nebraska, present opportunities to discuss local needs related to suicide prevention, and featured an introduction to best practices in suicide prevention.

The audience of the Summit was comprised of 270 community members, professionals, suicide survivors, and youth and adults interested in promoting …


Challenges Of Collaborative Water-Related Decision Making, Sarah Michaels, Rachael Herpel, Becky Swainson 2010 University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Challenges Of Collaborative Water-Related Decision Making, Sarah Michaels, Rachael Herpel, Becky Swainson

Publications of the University of Nebraska Public Policy Center

Now more than ever in making decisions about water, including the protection of source water, there is concern about the process and context in which decisions are made. Historically, government agencies have dominated decision making using a top down approach. More recently, however, a wider array of participants is included in water-related decision making processes. Goals underlying this shift can include democratizing the process, adding legitimacy to the outcomes, strengthening the capacity of local communities, and increasing likelihood of plan implementation.

There is much enthusiasm for these joint decision making endeavours, at least on a conceptual basis. However, there also …


Expanded Learning Opportunities Updated Fund Mapping 2010, Teri Perkins, Nancy Shank, Jeff Cole 2010 University of Nebraska Public Policy Center

Expanded Learning Opportunities Updated Fund Mapping 2010, Teri Perkins, Nancy Shank, Jeff Cole

Publications of the University of Nebraska Public Policy Center

In January 2008, Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman hosted the Governor’s Summit for Expanded Learning Opportunities. The Summit explored collaborative efforts of schools and community leaders to create expanded learning opportunities for Nebraska’s children and youth. Following the event, Governor Heineman asked the Nebraska Children and Families Foundation and the Nebraska Community Learning Centers Network to map funding for expanded learning opportunities in Nebraska.

Fund mapping ties into the long term goal of the Nebraska Children and Families Foundation and the Nebraska Community Learning Centers Network to promote greater efficiencies through increased coordination, advocate for additional support for projects that meet …


Apopo Annual Report 2010, Anti-Persoonsmijnen Ontmijnende Product Ontwikkeling 2010 APOPO

Apopo Annual Report 2010, Anti-Persoonsmijnen Ontmijnende Product Ontwikkeling

Global CWD Repository

In 2010, APOPO accelerated its organizational growth and development, a necessary investment to expand the reach of our live-saving work in the coming years. In Mozambique, our Mine Action team doubled in size, aiming at an even faster return of mine-free land to the people of Mozambique.

APOPO welcomes Håvard Bach as its Head of Mine Action, adding new insights and a vast experience in the field of humanitarian demining to the team. Expanding into new mine-affected countries, APOPO prepared a Mine Action program for Angola and initiated collaboration with the Thailand Mine Action Center on land release, in order …


The Evolution Of Natural Resources Law And Policy, Lawrence J. MacDonnell, Sarah F. Bates 2010 University of Colorado Law School

The Evolution Of Natural Resources Law And Policy, Lawrence J. Macdonnell, Sarah F. Bates

Books, Reports, and Studies

This digital resource contains only an abstract, cover image and table of contents information from the published book.

Print copy of book is available in the University of Colorado’s Wise Law Library: http://lawpac.colorado.edu/record=b444104~S0

Contents: Introduction / Bruce Babbitt -- PART I : REFLECTIONS ON NATURAL RESOURCES LAW AND POLICY: Historical evolution and future of natural resources law and policy / Sally Fairfax, Helen M. Ingram, Leigh Raymond -- Ethical perspectives on resources law and policy : global warming and our common future / Sarah Krakoff -- Why care about the polar bear? : economic analysis of natural resources law and …


Study Of The Effects Of Aging On Landmines, Center for International Stabilization and Recovery 2010 CISR

Study Of The Effects Of Aging On Landmines, Center For International Stabilization And Recovery

Global CWD Repository

Most of the mines that currently threaten populations were manufactured more than 50 years ago and many have been in the ground for 30 years or more. Despite the inevitable and obvious deterioration, there has been very little research into the effects of aging on landmines. In 2008, James Madison University (JMU), the Center for International Stabilization and Recovery (CISR), and C King Associates Ltd (CKA) began a study designed to understand the aging process and the range of implications for the various components of mine action. The two-and-a-half year study was funded by grants from the US Department of …


The International Center 2010 Annual Report, The International Center 2010 James Madison University

The International Center 2010 Annual Report, The International Center

Global CWD Repository

The International Center 2010 Annual Report


Danish Refugee Council 2010 Annual Report, Danish Refugee Council 2010 DRC

Danish Refugee Council 2010 Annual Report, Danish Refugee Council

Global CWD Repository

In the international area, we help displaced people with identification papers and papers documenting their right of ownership, etc. In this way, DRC advocates the cause of displaced people applying a rights-based approach.

Advocacy can be complicated and may affect our programme activities. We live in a globalised world, and therefore, what we say in Denmark will be heard far and wide. A couple of years ago, DRC was critical of the forced return of Tamil asylum seekers at a time when the war was at its highest, which was why we were concerned about the fate of the Tamil …


Green Building In The Pacific Northwest: Next Steps For An Emerging Trend, Office of Sustainability, Boise State University, Public Policy Center, Boise State University, Susan Mason, Anthony Marker, Rebecca Mirsky 2010 Boise State University

Green Building In The Pacific Northwest: Next Steps For An Emerging Trend, Office Of Sustainability, Boise State University, Public Policy Center, Boise State University, Susan Mason, Anthony Marker, Rebecca Mirsky

Research and Reports

This report provides an understanding of why green building is important to our communities, a brief look at the emergence of green building standards, research evidence on the perceived pros and cons of green building, and original research on green building in the Pacific Northwest. The original research is an analysis of perspectives voiced in conversations, focus groups and surveys with both members of the construction industry and local government on the barriers and incentives to green building in their local communities. As nearly 500 construction industry members and just over 300 local governments participated in the research, this report …


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